blogger recognition award Thank you Missy from One Stone Away and Joel from In the Desert With Jesus for nominating me! I feel greatly honored and humbled beyond words. Your kindness and encouragement, support and prayers mean the world to me.

Here is a brief recap as to why I started blogging.

In April, I decided to blog about having a traumatic brain injury to raise awareness and to give hope to others who suffer by proclaiming gentle truths from God’s heart. I would never even have dreamed of blogging before TBI but now realize this was God’s plan for me all along. My blog is to encourage, inspire, and uplift. Mostly, my message to people like me is; YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers are:

1) Write from within and don’t be afraid to share your heart.

2) Quality, not quantity. Focus on each post like it’s your only post. I personally find that posting once or twice a week at the most works best for me and if you get writer’s block, you can always try a Japanese haiku.πŸ˜‰

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 or more fellow bloggers for this award.
  6. Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and leave a link to your post.

I feel that God wants me to use this opportunity to recognize and encourage other bloggers who also suffer from having a traumatic brain injury. These truly heroic individuals are huge inspirations to me personally. Some paracycle, sing and play the guitar; some are seasoned authors with numerous book publishings. I’m amazed every time I read about their endeavours and gain new insights as to what it means to persevere, and beat the odds. Several will be nominated below alongside my other favorite bloggers who I’m honored and privileged to call my friends.
God richly bless and keep you all!

Loads of love!

Viv

Nominees:

A brain injury life

Inspirational Leader

Jumbled brain

Living with a head injury

My Daily Walk With TBI

Unstoppable Maria

Blue and Green Together

Bible Blogger

Commissioned by Him

Eclectic Contrarian

God Help Me I

Inside Cup

I Refuse To Give Up

Jesus Christ Still in Control

Miraculous Smile

Mom Life With Chiari

RabBits

Real Christian Women

Rejoicing in Hope

Simply My Swank

There is no need to rush. If you choose to participate that is fantastic, but please don’t feel like you have to take part. This is my way of highlighting my favorite blogs and also in hopes that they too will feel as supported and encouraged by this nomination as I have.

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      1. That’s why I started too and for those affected by TBI to know that we can still have a life after. I want to show people that we can still make a better life for ourselves and achieve our dreams. It makes me so happy so see other TBI bloggers like me.

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      2. Yes, Maria it too makes me happy and proud to know others who are persevering in this, and achieving their dreams. I’m so greatly encouraged by your blog, your challenges met and overcome! God bless you!πŸ€—πŸ’•

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  1. Thanks so much for the link/recognition award, Vivienne. All the best with your blog

    Blessings

    β€œβ€™early bird’ craig (“a champion of hope”)

    * β€œfirst thing” am is my best time (by far) when I get most
    things done

    PS

    Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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  2. That’s so kind of you . . . and you people are the reason I write and share and put a smile on my aging dial.
    Boomerang blessings (oops sorry wrong country) to you from “Sleepy Hollow” near the bottom of the world

    Here’s your reward for your kind words
    Finding some more quotes from my chaos to include in My Head/Brain Injury quotes

    β€œYou’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”

    from

    https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/youre-not-disabled-limited-by-your-disabilities-you-are-able-enabled-by-your-abilities-4/

    “We know ourselves best living with the cognitive effects (daily). Health professionals may guide, but you are best placed to develop strategies that help us cope most effectively (to combat deficits).”

    – craig

    from

    https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

    and headbraininjury.wordpress.com

    ” I may not be able to do ordinary things, but I can still aim at attempting and even doing extra-ordinary, exceptional things.”

    HEADBRAININJURY.WORDPRESS.COM

    β€œSharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, β€œentertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

    enough there for now, c!

    We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

    β€œKnowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

    – Jeff Sebell

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    1. Thank you Christy!! Awwww, I’m so glad it made your day and for your lovely smile!! You are a dear person and I’m thankful we can journey together. Blessings to you today and always! πŸ€—πŸ˜š

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  3. Thank you Vivian for this nomination. It has two prongs for me. One it encourages me very much as a new blogger, I am so grateful and thankful for readers like you and the conversations we have between blogs. What I hadn’t anticipated was the friends I would make blogging, I value your friendship so much. From it comes great inspiration and motivation and comfort. Your advice too, is very timely. It gives me the encouragement I need to slow down posting, knowing that my blog is established. Thank you. I look forward to reading posts from all your other favourite blogs over the next few days. This is the part I am enjoying so much, discovering what is out there written by real people. so much better than the news. One thing we were encouraged when Craig had chronic fatigue was to not ever look at the news, depressing movies or read depressing books. Reading blogs I am so often encouraged by uplifting words from those going through trials. It always encourages me to keep going, keep stepping. God bless you today my friend, Lots of love L

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    1. You’re SO very welcome dear Lauren!! I want the world to read your amazing blog my friend!! I’m glad you are encouraged by my advice and yes, you are very well established.❀ I hope you find many kindred spirits among these blogs as I have! You are spot on about feeding ourselves nourishing words that uplift us! God bless and keep you today and always my friend AND sister in Christ. πŸ€—πŸ˜š

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    1. That is SO sweet Ana!😍 Thank you for nominating me! I am so blessed by your blog and was excited to nominate you too! I feel so encouraged by that! Your friendship and blog gives me courage to push through all this pain and I pray daily for you. Much love and hugs and CONGRATULATIONS to you!!πŸ€—

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      1. Thank you! Likewise Vivian, I always think it’s a little different to be happy you can relate chronic pain with someone, but it is. It’s refreshing to be able to have a common ground with someone, even if it is in pain. Many hugs to you too Vivian. πŸ™‚

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      2. My motto Ana is YOU ARE NOT ALONE and I think just knowing others who also suffer is very encouraging because their (your) courage and determination is so very contagious in a good way! God bless you my friend. πŸ€—

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